CLINCHING AND GRINDING

At some point in their life, most people will clinch or grind their teeth. This occasional occurrence is typically harmless. However, when teeth grinding happens on a regular basis, it can be a big problem.  Teeth grinding can be a symptom of stress or anxiety and often occurs during sleep, so people are sometimes unaware they’re doing it. Headaches, a sore jaw, or someone who sleeps nearby are often how a person discovers the issue. Grinding can cause your teeth to break, become loose, or wear down. It can also affect your jaws, resulting in hearing loss, or TMJ.  A night guard is a simple, very effective solution to teeth grinding. Dr. Peck and quickly fit one to a person’s mouth structure and give instructions on how the wearer can adjust the device at home for an even better fit.